Kelly Herzog has converted a 54-room hotel in Eagle into a micro-apartment building, with large communal gathering areas. The model could help ease the affordable housing crunch in Colorado's resort communities. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

A roadside hotel in Eagle is being transformed into affordable homes — and other housing-strapped resort communities are watching

“This is what development should look like. This is the way to do it," says Kelly Herzog, the Eagle Valley developer behind the AmericInn project

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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan